Dean Heritage Centre

Dean Heritage Centre is a cultural hub and family attraction, dedicated to telling the history of the Forest of Dean.

Spanning five acres, Dean Heritage Centre explores history, arts, crafts and culture in a stunning setting, ideal for family days out in the Forest of Dean.

Boasting activities for all-weathers, visitors can step back in time and discover the area’s heritage through indoor and outdoor exhibitions – including its five museum galleries that span pre-historic times to the Second World War; reconstructed Forester’s Cottage; replica free mine; and Victorian School Classroom, where children can experience what life was like for pupils through fun role play.

There’s also the chance to wander the woods with a brave mouse in search of the famous Gruffalo, while the centre hosts regular arts and crafts demonstrations and seasonal events throughout the year, too.

Dean Heritage Centre also offers a rainy day guarantee, meaning that families can come back for free if they are unable to experience the whole site due to heavy rain or flooding.


Camp Mill, Soudley, Forest of Dean, GL14 2UB


(01594) 822170


More on Dean Heritage Centre

More from Culture